Bringing Reiki from East to West: Hawayo Takata 

Hawayo Takata performs a crucial position in Reiki historical past as a result of she single- handedly transferred Reiki from Japan to the West. Although Hawayo Takata was an American citizen born within the then territory of Hawaii, she was of Japanese heritage, so she was in a position to stroll in each Japanese and Western worlds. 

Her mother and father emigrated from Japan and labored arduous to make a modest dwelling in Hawaii. To handle private enterprise and well being mat- ters, Hawayo Takata traveled to Japan in 1935.